SFM: The Last Arrow (Saxxy Awards 2012)

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"Watch as the battle unfolds in some crazy camera shots and hardcore music!
(WARNING: To those prone to motion sickness, the cameras move very fast)

After a total of about 25+ hours of work and a lot of coffee, I completed my first animated short that isn't some sort of render test! I decided to procrastinate and start working on this entry within 3 days before the Due date. So many things I would fix or change, but I guess this is what I get.

Also, I can easily agree that it has some problems with the story, animating, and camera twitching. There's a first time for every animator, and this happens to be mine. :)
Music: Survive - Sudanim
Thank you Sudanim for giving me permission to use your track in this video!

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Gert Nov 20, 2012 @ 9:51am 
Seems nice, really don't like the music, but thats just my opinion
[Yep]Greum Nov 18, 2012 @ 9:06am 
not bad at all
papapyro Nov 17, 2012 @ 1:05am 
Quite a good story really,but the camera just really messed everything up.
Kool Cam Nov 16, 2012 @ 4:45pm 
very good for ur 1st time slow down the camera needs more actionbut very nice gob
Krampus Nov 16, 2012 @ 3:10pm 
Like said before the camera shaking(when one shot with the camera slowing moving was sufficient),and he had to waste that arrow somehow!
pyrogamerman Nov 16, 2012 @ 2:34pm 
I like the camera but i think you over did it BTW dubstep is controversol on the internet like religion or politics try not to bring it up but still good
TonicThunder  [author] Nov 16, 2012 @ 2:27pm 
Whew, quite a few comments! I'd like to say I do appreciate everyone being honest and sharing their opinions. I can easily agree with most of what you all say with the camera movements being too shaky and the animation being out of place with timing. I'd say for a first try at something new I succeeded, but I perhaps failed at doing it in a clean and more presentable manner. Those of you saying it's bad because it uses dubstep, that's an opinion and you are easily entitled to it. I personally don't listen to dubstep and in fact this is my first time using it in a video. Certainly not the best use of it, but I gave it a shot. The competition surely is tough and perhaps i've lost the battle, but that doesn't stop me from trying new things.

I appreciate all your comments! To all giving constructive criticism, I thank you the most. It really helps me root out what could be better!

-Tony / TonicThunder
sitebender Nov 16, 2012 @ 2:23pm 
Aw yeah wicked camera angles like its 1999 all over again.
TopHatGenius Nov 16, 2012 @ 2:22pm 
WUBstep? No thanks.
Ytar 🌌 Nov 16, 2012 @ 2:09pm 
this camera movement gived me headache